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Special to the Daily
IOWA CITY - The postman
knocked once again for Iowa last
night as Michigan delivered a ones
point loss to the Hawkeyes on
their home court for the second
consecutive year,
The Wolverines dropped Iowa NIGHT EDITOR: ELLIOTT BERRY
out of the conference race with
the 86-85 victory and took sole
possession of third place them-
selves. Elated Assistant Coach
Fred Snowden said after the game, SPORTS SECTION: pages 6-7
"We knocked them completely out
of the race. '
The win was reminiscent of last
year's 71-70 triumph that took the twice built up substantial leads. janovich and Iowa's McGilmar
championship away from the In the first half Michigan. worked and John Johnson as the two
Hawks, but this time around it up a good 10 point average on the teams kept pace with each other.;
was Michigan that had to make a Hawkeyes in the opening nine Johnson ended up being t h e
big eomeback. minutes to lead 22-12. leading scorer with 27 points, 10
The Wolverines had gone up by But the Hawks made a swift coming on goaltending calls on
nine points at 84-75 on steals by comeback, scaring the Michigan Tomjanovich, while McGilmer
Ken Maxey and clutch buckets by cagers in the last five pninutes by popped in 23. Tomjanovich led
Bob Sullivan. But in the .next taking a one point lead three the Michigan scoring by hitting
three minutes Michigan fouled times. Two final Rudy Tomiano- for 26, including an above aver-
four times to help start an Iowa vich field goals eventually left the age performance of six for seven
rally that gave the Hawkeyes a Wolverines with a one plo i n t from the foul line.
one point lead with only 34 sec- halftime lead at 38-37. Tomjanovich got much more
onds left in the contest. After the intermission the cag- help from his teammates than his
With the Hawkeyes ahead 85-84 ers returned for a tense second Hawkeye adversaries did, though,
things looked t fatal for the Wol- half in which the score was tied and therein lies the story of the
verines when a foul was called on 13 times. A tremendous shooting game. All five Michigan starters
Maxey. But Iowa guard Chad duel' developed between Tom- hit for double figures with Sul-
Cn1A b i. mci dtha firf t hn of-

ivan closely following Tomjano-E
vich with 21, 14 of them in the
second half. In addition. Dennis
Stewart had 14. Maxey 12 and
Dan Fife 13.
The Wolverines, who seem to
have regained their early sea-
son touch. shot particularly well
:rom the field. They hit 50.7 per;
cent from the floor and brought
back memories of the time when
they were number two in the
country in field goal percentage.
Michigan also improved its per-
formance in the crucial area ofj
free throw shooting, hitting 16
of 24.
The Wolverines had to shoot3
well as Iowa kept pace by hitting
47 per cent from the floor and
76.7 from the line. The shooting
percentages showed the tightness1
of the game as did the rebound-
ing totals of 51 for Michigan and
50 for Iowa.
There was some disagreement
tbout the officiating, as the
Hawkeye fans were hungry for a
victory after the Michigan upset
last year. Feelings were running j
high to the point that one irate
fan threw a raw egg as an object-
ion to the officials' calls.
But no amount of protest couldl

alter the fact that Michigan w(
and that Iowa was once again
also-ran. After the game it w
the Wolverines who were feeli
Orr said. "We still have
chance to win the Big Ten tit
We're not out until we lose ft
Our schedule isn't very prom
ing but we have proved we c
perform well away from h o n
which will be important in the i
maining games."

FG Pet. 44,0
Turnovers 17

1015 A
6-14 4-4 9 4
11-18 5-8 16 2
2-5 2-? 8 2
1-6 3-5 1 4
3-12 2-2 1 2
10-18 3-4 5 3
0-2 0-0 '2 1
0-0 0-0 0 0
33-75 19-25 46 iS
FT Pct. 76.7
Team Rebounds 4

.,. :: 1
, ' 1
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{ ti
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, u. ~

Stewart 6-19 2-5 7 4
Sullivan 8-10 5-7 8 4
Tomaanovich 10-2 6-7 14 4
Maxey 5-8 2-3 3 2
Fife 6-9 1-1 5 4
Edwards 0-0 0-0 0 0
Carter ' -1 0-1 0 0
TOTALS 35-69 16-24 44 20
FG Pet. 50.7 FT Pct. 66.7
Turnovers 22 Team Rebounds 7
Half 38-37 Mich.
A 13,700

DENNIS STEWART ELBOWS around Iowa's, Ben McGilmer during the first half of
86-85 Michigan victory. The win marked the second time in two years that the Haw
have not lost to any other team at home in those two seasons, have had their Big Ten
severely hurt by Iowa City losses to the Wolverines.

t.;aiaur a misseiOn e' Irsu s otof o
sociated Press a one and one foul and Sullivan
last night's snapped in the crucial rebound
wkeyes, who with just 30 seconds left.
title hopes The last half minute proved to
be even more hectic than expected
as the ball changed hands four,
times beginning with a double 1
dribble charge on Sullivan. Maxey,
however, then made the key play
of the game when he stole the ball
from Ben McGilmer. He quickly
passed off to Sullivan who made{
a layup for the final points of the

Sp dins shock fateig1lln
EAST LANSING - MichiganjBuckeyes win
State overcame a six point de-
ficit early in the game and went COLUMBUS, Ohio - O h i o
State shook off Minnesota's slow-
on to defeat Illinois 75-70 yester- d tatcs wit two sond
downs tactics with two second
day in a Big Ten Basketball game half scoring spurts and went on
at East Lansing. to whip the Gophers 58-41 in a
,rAnTBig Ten basketball game here last

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Special to The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS-Two third per-
lod goals by sophomore forward'
Brian Slack enabled the Michigan
icers to squeak out a 4-2 victory!
over Minnesota at Minneapolis
last night and earn a split in their
weekend series.
The Wolverines came from a 2-0
deficit and poured in three goals
Stars trounce
Red Wmgs 6-2
4Aroused.- Minnesota exploded for
three first-period goals and flat-
tened the startled Detroit R e d
Wings 6-2 lastnight in the Na-
tional Hockey League.
Detroit goalie Roy Edwards was,
the victini of the first five Min-
nesota goals as the North Stars,
q made it 5-0 before Gordie Howe
tallied for the Red Wings with
20 seconds to play in the second
period. Goalie Roger Crozier fin-
ished up in the third period for
Claude Larose and Walt Mc-
Kechnie led the Minnesota assault,
* each getting two goals. McKech-
nie also picked up two assists and
Larose also collected one to run
his point total to 46 this season.,
Larose scored the first 'North
\Star marker at 2:40 of the first
period to set the tempo for the
runaway. t

in the;final period. to pull them!
back into a fourth place tie withj
Minnesota in the WCHA race,
each sporting an 8-8 conference
record. .'
The win also kept the arch-
rivals deadlocked behind Wiscon-
sin in the somewhat less than
complete four-school Big Ten race.
Slack's first goal which came
in the early moments of the third
period evened the contest at 2-
all afterf defenseman Phil Gros'
tally late in the second period put
Michigan on the scoreboard for
the first time..
Minutes later, Slack broke in
all alone onMinnesota goalie Ron
Docken and flipped the puck over
the out-sprawled goaltender's ex-
tended glovehand.
Always alert winger Don Deeks
iced the game for the Wolverines
with his long shot into the empty
Gopher net at the 19:35 mark.
The Gophers got the only goal
of the opening period as once
I again the line of Pete Fichuck;
Rich Yurich, and Bill Klatt com-
bined to . beat Wolverine goalie
Jim Keough, this time with Fi-
chuck doing the honors.
In ' the second period, Mike
Kurtz, who was espeically effective
against Michigan in the Gophers'
.victory last month, increased Min-
nesota's lead to 2-0.
Gros then scored to set the stage
for Slack's third-period heroics.
The Wolverines victimized Min-
nesota's second-string netminder


Docken firing 28'"shots at the re-'
latively green goalie..
Keough, meanwhile, was kept
busy fti the Wolverine net as he
turned aside 34 Gopher lrives,
many of which were from ex-
tremely close in.
The Wolverines accomplished
their, victory without the services
of center Paul Gamsby, as the,
speedy sophomore was ejected for
the series Friday night following
some prolonged fisticuffs vth
Gopher Scott Buchen.

Lee Lafayette ied the Spartans
Iowa made one last gasp but attack with 23 points including
did not come up with the clutch
play. First Glenn Vidnovic missed seven field goals. High scorer for
a jumper from the corner and- Illinois was Greg Jackson, with 20.
then a desperation shot was off Spurred on by cheers of 7.020j
target as the buzzer sounded.
Coach Johnny Orr praised his spectators, MSU tied the Illini at
team for the victory. "The back- 13-all after trailing 10-4. By half-
court steals by Maxey and (Dan) time, the Spartans were ahead
Fife were the key plays of the 3925
game. We played zone most of the139-25.
game although it was a switch to Illinois -,scored, eight straight
man to man that put us into the, points as the second half opened,
lead in the last six minutes. But narrowing the gap to 39-33. But
we changed again to the zone in MSU 'stayed ahead the remainder
the last 30 seconds and Maxey of tlie game.
was then able to steal the ball The outcome left-the two teams
and give Sully that final winning with identical 4-4 records in Big
shot." Ten play. Illinois is 14-4 overall
The pattern of the two halves for the season, while MSU has
was similar as the Wolverines a 9-8 record.


Indiana drowns swimmers 73-50;
Wolverines take only 4 firsts,

The Buckeyes stayed only one
game back of first-place Purdue
with a 6-2 league record but for a
while it looked like Minnesota
would pull a big upset.
The visitors, going with a ball
control game, did not score their
first basket until 41/2 minutes of
the first half. Minnesota led 13-
12 midway through the first half
as the Buckeyes went without a
basket or nearly 61/2 minutes.
Minnesota led at halftime 21-
16 as the Bucks shot only 28 per
cent but it was all Ohio in the
second half.
With less than five minutes gone,
Ohio pulled even at 28-28. Larry
Mikan's free throw gave Minne-
sota its last lead but the Bucks
went on a 10 point scoring spree
to open up a 38-29 margin.
Purdue swamps
LAFAYETTE - Purdue breezed
by Wisconsin 87-69 yesterday to
maintain its Big Ten basketball
lead as Rick Mount pumped in 35
The Boilermakers led all the
way, overcoming a late Wisconsin
rally when the Badgers muffed
five straight shots after cutting
the margin to 72-63 with 4:22 re-
Mount, the conference's lead-
ing scorer, went into the game
with a 33.2 average. Herm Gilliam
and George Faerber had 13 each
for the Boilermakers.,
Chuck Nagle led Wisconsin with
12 points as Keith Burington and
Al Henry followed with 11 each.
Purdue is now 7-1 in Big Ten
play and Wisconsin stands 3-6.'
second basket of the sedond half
with 9:47 remaining, Ohio ran off
nine straight points for a 47-31

-Associated Press
OHIO STATE'S Denny Meadors attempts a shot as Minnesota's
Erie hill defends. OSU went on to win the game 59-41 last night
in Columbus,

Tra cmen overcome
India na threat 75=74
By KEITH WOOD Lorenzo Montgomery turned in
Michigan overcame a strong In- fine performances for Michigan
diana 'threat '.yesterday to claim in thequre-i.Fag wo
a narrow 75-74 victory over t h e the race in :50.5, and Montgom-
Hoosiers in a dual track meet ery finished third.
that saw a total of seven records Michigan's most disappoint-
set. ing race was probably the 1000-
The Wolverines held a slim yard run. Despite finishing se-
The-olrinesdnhed a- slmcond and third Wolverine h e a d
three-point advantage, 55-52, coach Dave Martin commented,
with only four events to go after "The 1000 i where we're going
Indiana's speedy sophomores Mike to have to show some improve-
Goodrich and Larry Highbaugh ment." The times in the 1000 were
finishedt first and second in the probably the slowest when com-
300-yard dash. Goodrich set a new pared to the times in the other
meet and Yost Field House re- I events, on the new rubberized as-
11ord with a time of :30.7. phalt track.
Goodrich and Highbaugh turn- In the field events, Michigan
ed in a similar performance ear- senior Bob Wedge turned in the
er in the 60-yard dash w 1 t h day's best performances by fin-
Goodrich winning in 1:0,2 a n d ishing second to teammate Ira
Highbaugh finishing second in Russell in the long jump a n d
:06.3. gaining first place honors in the)
Then the Wolverines showed triple jump with a leap of 47'.-
their strength in the middle dis- 11%".
tances 'by sweeping the 880-yard Warren Bechard, who has been
run. Paul Armstrong won the race the Wolverines' best in the event
for the Michigan thinclads in a,, thus far this season, did n o t
time of 1:56.5. Rick Stor ey, who compete because of a bruised heel
also won the mile for Michigan, suffered last week in the Michigan
finished second, and John Thorn- State Relays.
Atocarn in third. Gary Knickerbocker finished
Senior Larry Midlam followed second to the Hoosiers' Gary Hau-
with his second record-breaking pert in the high jump by virtue
performance of the day in the 70- of a jump-off. Both men had
yard low hurdles to put the meet cleared 6-8.
on ice for the Wolverines. Midlam Wolverine pole-vaulter Ron;
ran the lows in :07.8 to set a new Shortt set a personal high by

By ROD ROBERT Tom Mertz. Mertz' 55.1 split was qualifying in that event for ,the
Special to the Daily still his best of the season by about NCAA's.
BLOOMINGTON-Indiana's top- two seconds. Wolverine butterfliers Tom Aru-
ranked swim team swamped Mich- In the 200 yard freestyle, In- soo and Lee Bisbee swept their
igan 73-50 yesterday afternoon, diana got not only a first but also 200 yard -event. Arusoo took first
as Wolverine Coach Gus Stager's a crucial second place. with a 1:55.2, with Bisbee in at
rating of the Hoosier home pool Sophomore -Bob Zann was far second with a 1:56.1, both times
advantage was perfect. out in front for the first 150 ards being their best of the year.
Earlineronhisowthekfrst er0hadd', Soph Greg Zann became a dou-
Earlier this week, Stager had but faded as Hoosiers Ron Jacks bewne o ihga sh
said, "The fact that the meet is bu ae sH ir o ak ble winner for Michlg~an as he
Ssaid, "h f atthe and Lee Bezold came on to take took the 100 yard freestyle in 47.7.
down in Bloomington should give first and second respectively But Bryan Bateman touched out
Indiana an additional ten point Michigan's Mike O'Connor also Bob Zann for a crucial second
advantage." Last month in Ann tried a late charge, but finished;
Arbor, Indiana squeaked by the behind Zann. place, Still, Indiana was now lead-
Wolverines, 63-60.u eg Zann ing by only 46-38.
In both meets, Stager said that Greg Zann broke Indiana's Charlid' Hickcox .,touched out
the fbo th measad hdant string of victories as he outsprint- Gary { Kinkead in the 200 yard
pnth fia ocor a s eperant ed Indiana's Bryan Bateman in backstroke. Hickcox' winning time
upon the performances of his free-the 50 yard freestyle. His winning of 1:58.9 was still slower than
stylers. "We lost the last time be- time, of 21.7 qualified him for the Kinkead's best of the year, and
cause our sprinters didn't come NCAA's. Juan Bello followed suit the Hoosier seemed thankful for
through. But we lost this time be- for aiother Michigin win in the his victory. After the meet he ad-
cause our distance freestylers 400 yard individual medley, also mitted, "Gary should have won."
didn't swim well.
But the Michigan tankers still
didn't give Indiana as much trou-
ble as they had hoped to. Quite,
a few Wolverines had shaved
down, to help improve their times.
But only with Greg Zann and Ma s t,
Tom Mertz was there a substantial
Indiana wasted no time in tak-
ing command, winning the first
four events on the card.
Although bothered by tendonitis
earlier this season, Fred South-
ward easily won the 10004 yard
freestyle. His time of 10:04.8 was
nine seconds faster than Michign
runner-up Gary Kinkead. Ulf
Gustavsen took third for Indiana,X
far ahead of Wolverine Mike Ai- .

Wildcats top)
EVANSTON, Ill.-Northwesternt
all but blew a 22-point lead and
scrambled to a 91-88 victory over
Indiana last night in a Big Ten
basketball thriller.3
The Wildcats held a 53-29 half-
time advantage and then moved,
ah ad 66-44 early in -the second
half before Indiana battled back.
The Hoosiers came on so strong
that they cut Northwestern's edge
to one point at 79-78 iwhen Joe
Cooke hit one of his numerous
But' Northwestern battled back,
in the closing minutes to score its
third conference triumph, in nine


Chicago 3, Philadelphia 0
Oakland 4, Pithsburgh 4, tie
Toronto 6, Newyork'2
St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 1
Minnesota 6, Detroit 2
Cincinnati 111, Chicago 101
New York 98, San Francisco 92
College Basketball
Missouri 56, Kansas 55 :
Michigan State 75, Illinois 710
Davidson 103, Furman 67
Florida 82, Kentucky 81
Purdue 87, Wisconsin 69
Ohio State 5, Minnesota 41
LaSalle 84, St. Joseph's 67
Northwestern 91, Indiana 88

)O in smashing Spartans

Indiana's medley relay team
raced to the fastest time in the
nation this season with a 3:33.8.,
Their margin of victory came from
the initial backstroke leg where
Olympic gold medalist Charlie
Hickcox took a bodylength lead on
1000 YARD FREESTYLE - . South-
ward (I), 10:04.8; 2. Kinkead (M); 3.
Gustavsen (I).
1 METER DIVING - 1. Henry (I),
320.5; 2. McManaman (M); 3. Carmine
400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Indiana,
3:33.4; 2. Michigan (Mertz, Mahoney,
Bisbee, Kircher).
200 YARD FREESTYLE - 1. Jacks;
(I), 1:46.2. 2. Bezold (I); 3. B. Zann
50 YARD FREESTYLE - 1. G. Zann
(M), 21.7; 2. Bateman (I); 3. Anderson
1. Bello (M), 4:20.1; 2. 'Ware (I); 3.
Gilmore (,;

Michigan's gymnasts could have
made the Ed Sullivan Show with
the performance they put on yes-
terday at the Events Building.
They not only clobbered Michi-
gan State and Indiana, but posted
a 190.825 team total in doing so.
This score was the best in the na-
tion this year, and set a Michigan
home record. State and Indiana
lagged behind with total's of
184.875 and 167.00 respectively.
Coach Newt Loken, exuberant
over the showing, exclaimed,
"We're hitting a terrific momen-
tum towards the Iowa and Big
Ten meets. I'm extremely happy
about the total scores in the six
Olympic events." Michigan's 163.-
.025 (without the trampoline) was
also tops in the nation.,
The Wolverines' performance
completely overshadowed a good
Spartan effort and a negligible
Hoosier output. Although both
teams had their sparse moments
of glory, practically every Michi-
gan event was successful in draw-
ing ooh's and ahh's from the fans.
The Wolverines team was pheno-
menal, hauling in 28.0 points.!
Charley Froeming pulled off a red

'viously delighted. Mike Sasich
'turned out a show on the high-
'bar, complete with a double fly-
'afiay at the end. It was good for
-a 9.3, his biggest haul of the year.
- The Wolverines posted 27 plus
iscores in the trampoline, parallel
'bars, and high bar.
The competition between Mich-
igan and Michigan State was
close, up to the trampoline event.
State trailed by only .05 points
at this spot.
The Wolverines got off to a bad
start, faltering in the floor ex-
ercises and side horse, with totals
of 26.85 and 26.30 respectively.
Dave Jacobs was under his best
form in the floor exercise and
received an 8.85 decision from the
Only Mike Gluck's 9.15 saved
(MSU), 9:45; 2. Huntzicker (M), 9.1; 3.
Urarn (MSU), 9.0; 4. Haynie (MSU)
8.95; 5. Jenson (M), 8.9.
SIDE HORSE - 1. Kinsey (MSU),
9.25; 2. Smith (MSU), 9.2; 3. Gluck
(M), 9.15; 4. Uram (MSU), 8.85; 5. De-
Boo (M), 8.6.
RNS- 1.:Frnoeyminx M.g9.5:q2.11

Michigan from disaster in t h e
f side horse, as the event was pla-
gued with mishaps. From this
point on, however, the 'show was
all Michigan's.
Indiana was never in the run-
ning, and at times it even was
embarrassing. The Hoosiers man-
aged to fall off the high bar twice,
and faltered in several events.
Their best event was the rings, in
which they scored a 26.45.
Michigan State had its own
share of near disasters, as Spar-
tans hit the mats on several occa-
sions. Norm Jolin practically som-
mersaulted off the trampoline.
Rich Murahata hit the floor, on
his side, as he dismounted from
the high bar.
Two other Spartans were nearly
wiped out, as they made dis-
mounts off the rings. State had
several outstanding performances,
however, with Toby Towson's floor
exercise being the most notable.
Coach Loken praised the out-
puts of both Sid Jensen and Rick
McCurdy in the all-around. Both
men scored in excess of nine
points three times. Jensen just
missed a 9.0 average by a fraction,




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